Old Lennox Club provides recreational and elite cross-country skiing

David Rossiter, Special to The Record
Old Lennox Club provides recreational and elite cross-country skiing
(Photo : Marty Rourke)

Established in 1897, the scenic nine-hole golf course on the edge of the Bishop’s University campus is renowned for being one of the oldest in Canada. Surprisingly, three years ago, “it was in need of a facelift and quite frankly it was losing money,” according to Bishop’s athletic director Matt McBrine.
The decision was made to revamp the club as well as turn it into a year-round operation by implementing cross-country ski trails. “The skiing trails began with us venturing into a partnership ship with Mont Orford ski club. They brought the expertise, and we brought the space,” said McBrine.
This transition was rather seamless according to McBrine and manager of the club Burt Collins. “We used pre-existing cart paths for flat stretches and developed wooded areas into the more challenging hilly parts of the trail. Today, any negative effects on the golf course are non-existent.” Mcbrine said.
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